Contests

May 26, 2011

Listings are accepted on a space-available basis. Events must be open to the public, and priority will be given to those in Howard County. Items typically appear two weeks prior to the date included in the listing if sent far enough in advance. Deadline is 5 p.m. Thursday prior to date of publication at the latest. To submit contest items, mail to Contests, Patuxent Publishing Co. Editorial, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278; email hccalendar@patuxent.com; fax 410-332-6336; or call 410-332-6497.

Birding Art Contest — Sponsored by the Howard County Bird Club. Draw or paint your favorite bird. Art work should be no larger than 11-by-14 inches. Any medium, including pencil, oils, watercolors, acrylics and pastels can be used. For Howard County students, ages 9-13. Send entries to Kate Tufts, 2830 Duvall Road, Woodbine, MD 21797. Previous backpack winners are not eligible. Deadline is Tue., May 31. http://www.howardbirds.org.

"Mural in the Parks" Contest — Sponsored by the Howard County Recreation and Parks. Design a mural illustrating Recreation and Parks' activities or programs, such as the environment and nature, sports, art, music, dance or favorite facility. Two winning designs will be recreated at Waterloo Park and the park directly behind the Howard County Library's East Columbia Branch. Each winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to be used for a future Recreation and Parks camp, class, league, program or amusement park ticket. Entries should be dropped off or mailed to the Recreation and Parks Headquarters, Attn: Teen Division, 7120 Oakland Mills Road, Columbia, MD 21046. For ages 11-17. http://www.howardcountymd.gov/rap. Jennene Lausier, 410-313-1693 or jplausier@howardcountymd.gov. Deadline is Wed., June 1.

Eighth Annual Howard County Boatfloat — Hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Howard County and the Columbia Association. Design and build a person(s) powered, corrugated cardboard boat capable of racing a 200-yard course. June 4, all day, Lake Kittamaqundi. Registration required by May 30. 443-517-3186 or http://www.hocoboatfloat.com.

Howard County Commission on Disabilities Issues — Seeking nominees for its annual leadership awards, given to recognize outstanding efforts in advancing full participation in community lie for all citizens and promoting both the spirit and intent of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Nominees must live, work or provide services in Howard County. Send nominations to Howard County Commission on Disability Issues, 6751 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 300, Columbia, MD 21046. 410-313-6402 or http://www.howardcountymd.gov/CitizenServices for details about award categories and nomination form. Deadline for nominations is July 29.

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